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  • TO THE POWER OF TEN: The 10 finalists at Young Start-up Talent Hampshire at Fareham Innovation Centre, south Hampshire. From left, Ming Wu of The Maker’s Guild, Tom Farrugia of Blue Gee, Adeola Babolola of Dee’s Food, Holly Abbott of VegEats, Jonathan Tellyn of Innobox Design, Philipa Brobbey of Braids Galore, Adam Stannard of Innobox Design, Tom Fowler and Chris Key of The Designer Toolkit, Alice Dixon of Seek a Word, Jeremy Mutebi of JeremyMutebi, and Natasha Tiffin of Seek a Word.

    Youngsters blaze trail by doing the business

    Five fledgling businesses have now been shortlisted in the search for Hampshire’s next ‘newtrepreneur’. They were selected from nine that made the semi-final round of the inaugural Young Start-up Talent Hampshire. Business support worth up to £50,000 goes to the winner in the showcase final being held at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium on September […]

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    Oxford Innovation reaches a special milestone

    This year marks an important year for Oxford Innovation as we celebrate 30 years of supporting ambitious entrepreneurs. We have an outstanding track record of success in incubating and accelerating high growth SMEs through our network of Innovation Centres, the provision of specialist coaching services and funding through our well-established investor networks. Driving Innovation since […]

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    Maritime firms anchor at Innovation Centre

    A thriving innovation centre for businesses in Southampton is helping drive growth in the UK’s £13.5 billion maritime sector. Ocean Village Innovation Centre (OVIC), home to nearly 40 companies, has a record number of occupiers involved in the industry, which supports more than 110,000 jobs. Rob Greenberg, the centre manager, said: “Of the 30 firms […]

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    Oxford Innovation in driving seat with first-ever Venturefest South

    We’ll be back. Oxford Innovation has signalled a second Venturefest South for 2018 following the overwhelming success of the inaugural one. There were 530 attendees for the interactive one-day event at Winchester Guildhall, Winchester, which showcased the South as a regional powerhouse for innovation. Innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers and investors were among the visitors, with 900 people […]

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    Green light for £6m-plus extension to Fareham Innovation Centre

    A flourishing innovation centre for start-up and early-stage firms in the South is to have a £6m-plus extension to meet commercial demand. Scheduled to open in Spring 2018, the new facility will have 3,400 square metres of floor space, 33 offices, five workshops and parking spaces. Fareham Borough Council has approved plans to extend Fareham […]

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    Venturefest South – Showcasing the South as a regional powerhouse for innovation

    First-ever Venturefest South to be held on March 9th in Winchester Providing trusted support and advice, creating ecosystems where your start-up can flourish. Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres, is among a number of founding partners bringing their extensive experience to the first-ever Venturefest South. The one-day inaugural event at Winchester Guildhall, […]

  • Harry Phelan of Studio H wins the inaugural Young Start-up Talent (YST) Solent 2016. Oxford Innovation was principal sponsor. Harry, 22, receives £50,000 worth of products and services, including business support from Oxford Innovation.Oxford Innovation provides a UK network of innovation centres, which offer flexible, cost-effective office, lab and workshop solutions for more than 900 entrepreneurs, start-ups and small-to-medium size enterprises.

The company manages 22 centres on behalf of a range of building owners, including local authorities and property investors.

    And the winner of the Young Start-up Talent (YST) Solent is…

    There were 50 candidates, 15 semi-finalists and five finalists in a community-based project to find the Solent region’s first-ever ‘newtrepreneur’. Now the winner of £50,000 worth of products and services – and a runner-up by the narrowest of margins – can be revealed following the finale of the inaugural Young Start-up Talent (YST) Solent 2016. […]

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    Future Space at UWE Bristol opens for business

    The state-of-the-art Future Space business workspace at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) Frenchay Campus has been handed over to the management team at Oxford Innovation. Future Space at UWE Bristol provides a unique destination for science and technology companies and includes shared and co-working offices, an equipped lab, upgradeable workshops and […]

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    Innovation Factory to open for business this autumn in Belfast

    A new state-of-the-art business centre which will support up to 400 jobs is on track to open its doors in October. Belfast City Council has confirmed that the £9.1 million Innovation Factory, on part of the former Mackie’s plant, off Springfield Road, will open for business this autumn, following the completion of construction works part-funded […]

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    Shared space rings right tone for ‘Fab Four’

    Demand for shared office space at thriving Fareham Innovation Centre is soaring – and with it a growing waiting list. Four small businesses have signed up to a desk each in a special 400 sq ft office – website design agency Chemical Design, Psion Consulting, which provides technical advice to the Ministry of Defence, animation […]